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Posts Tagged ‘Video’
- 36 Total Dancers
- 26 Hours on Set
- 14 Dance Styles Used: animation, b-boy, break dancing, Broadway, contemporary, contortion, finger-tutting, jazz, lyrical, pop-and-locking, tango, and waving–just to name a few.
- 10 So You Think You Can Dance Alum
- 1 American Idol Semi Finalist: Todrick Hall
- 1 Character from the Original Safety Video: the “Nun”
- 2 Former Olympians: Tamara Campos as the “Nun” and Emilie Livingston as the “Teacher”
“Virgin America Remixes The Safety Video: Airline’s New Safety Video Set To Song And Dance
Hollywood Director Jon M. Chu and American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance Alums Tapped to Create First-of-its-Kind Video
Flyers Can Win Chance to Be Cast in a Future Version of Video by Showing off Their Best Freestyle #VXsafetydance Moves
Today Only, Airline Launches “Buckle Up, To Get Down” Special Offer of Up to 20% off Flights Nationwide* (restrictions apply)
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 29, 2013 — Virgin America, the airline that first put an irreverent twist on the in-flight safety video in the U.S., is taking its pre-flight safety education to new heights with the first-ever domestic safety video set entirely to music and performed in dance. Launching on Google Play, YouTube and live on digital billboards across Times Square including the American Eagle billboard (at W. 46th Street & Broadway) at 12 p.m. ET today, the video will take to the skies on flights nationwide in November. Virgin America first made waves in the safety video genre in 2007, when it became the first domestic airline to feature a cheeky in-flight safety video across its fleet. The cult favorite animated video will still be featured onboard the airline’s Red(TM) in-flight entertainment platform, but the new “VX Safety Dance” video will freshen up the rotation with a unique pre-flight safety experience that flyers will enjoy – and pay attention to. The new video was directed by Hollywood blockbuster film director (and Virgin America frequent flyer) Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Step Up 2) and includes some of the top dancers, singers and choreographers from American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance – with production by Virgin Group’s entertainment arm, Virgin Produced.”
Ever more deets, after the jump
Wow, This YouTube Video of a Pan Am Boeing 747 Takeoff and Landing Incident from 1971 at SFO is an Eye-OpenerWednesday, October 16th, 2013
In this case, the case of Pan Am Flight 845, registration N747PA, the cure was worse than the disease.
The disease was making mistakes on how to take off from a shortened runway while ensuring the jetwash from this jumbo didn’t affect cars driving along near SFO.
The cure was telling people to evacuate from the nose while it was rising up higher and higher.
Oh, and the emergency landing was no picnic either, giving the already-damaged landing gear an unnecessary thwack:
Check the YouTube starting at 5:30 or so.
Inside of Asiana 214, I think I’d have been all GTFO. But with PanAm 845, I would have ambled down to steerage and simply hopped onto the tarmac.
I don’t think I’d have listened to the flight crew to just drop 60 feet down, I don’t think I’d have been a player in Back Injury Theatre is what I’m saying…
The Legendary Whistle-Blowing Cyclist of San Francisco – Straight Outta Portlandia – My Very Own White WhaleThursday, September 26th, 2013
Here’s a whistling cyclist from Portland, sort of:
And here’s the San Francisco analogue, but IRL, and with an Andy Thornley (of the all-knowing, all-seeing SFMTA) bonus:
IDK, a ding ding bell not’s good enough for ya?
I think the problem with riding around with a whistle in your mouth is that you might tend to use it too much.
Anyway, job done. I now have a new white whale to chase down, you know, auditorially – it’s this guy with the train horn
Sneaking Into Outside Lands Used To Be Easy, But This Year It’ll Be Hard – Photos and Video of How People Have Snuck InThursday, August 8th, 2013
You had the option of going under or over the wire.
Here’s UNDER. See how that works? Easy peasy.
Click to expand – well there’s the problem: No bottom tension wire on the chain link fence plus the line posts were placed too far apart.
And here’s OVER. This here is called the bum rush:
You could get away with this kind of thing a couple years ago.
Now. things have changed – you won’t be able find these weaknesses in 2013.
Oh, your friend Badger’s working on the inside this year and he’s going to let you and your buds in? Well, that might work.
But the days of a single chain link fence between you and your tunes are over at the Outside Lands
Achtung Baby! SFPD Sting Op Comes Down Hard on an iPhone Thief – A Nice Video Featuring Retractable BatonThursday, July 11th, 2013
IDK, I think this dude’s court-appointed mouthpiece would be happier if dude hadn’t turned off Find My iPhone before negotiating the $180 finder’s fee.
“Uploaded on Jul 10, 2013
A friend of mine dropped her phone. This guy found it, and demanded $180 to get it back after disabling ‘Find My iPhone’. The police agreed to set up the sting. The guy you see from the back in the hat is the undercover cop. He goes to pay the guy and the three others move in. Especially notice the one flick out his baton. At this point, I am asked to stop filming, but allowed to continue after informing the officer of my rights. He only asked I moved a little down the block, which I complied with.
Spotted: New Google Lexus SUV – It’s Self Driving Of Course – And Check Out All These Other Google ConveyancesFriday, June 21st, 2013
On McAllister Street near Alamo Square in the Western Addition, June 20, 2013:
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The sad thing was that on this block there was a ton of people waiting for San Francisco’s incompetent bus service, MUNI. (It’s the slowest big city transit system in the history of America.)
And here it is, from a little while back, the current generation Google Maps Car. (A Subaru, judging by the Pleiades icon on the nose – for some reason, Google stripped the badges from the rear of these cars.) Are there cameras and SICK laser range finders and WiFi detectors and whatnot on top of this Subie? Who knows…
And here’s what these rides looked like before they got wrapped:
And this was the first generation Map Car, seen getting busted by the Federal popo in the Presidio.
I’ve heard contradictory stories (so that’s four people promoting two completely different narratives) on why this particular Googler got busted, or not busted as the case may be. Oh well. Did the Presidio Trust tell Google to get a permit? And did Google ignore that request? Don’t know.
And of course, don’t forget about the Google Bus:
And the Google Bikes:
And the Google office:
And the Google Kitchen – it’s just like a 7-11 except shoplifting is encouraged:
And here’s the concomitant G-Toilet – it costs $700, it has over 20 buttons for its full operation, it’s made in Japan:
So that’s Google’s world.
Now, there are a lot of counterfeit Google Map Cars out there as well:
Accept No Substitutes.
Bon Courage, Googlers!
As seen on Sansome – click to expand
I don’t know, just last month I saw actual rickshaws in Japan, where the name comes from. But rickshaws are banned in some other parts of the world for being too dehumanizing or demeaning or something.
Above, we have a bicycle rickshaw driver in a Conical Asian Hat.
Oh little boy, do you think that’s racist? Now don’t be afraid to express yourself: